- Cornell University, M.F.A. (exp. 2014)
- Dartmouth College, B.A.
Matthew Ritger was raised on the coast of Maine and received his BA from Dartmouth College. Before enrolling in the MFA program at Cornell, he worked as an editorial intern at Farrar, Straus and Giroux in Manhattan and at Copper Canyon Press in Washington state. Most recently, his poems have appeared in the anthology Best New Poets (2011) and The Seattle Review (winter 12-13).